Spotlight : Paris – Travel inspiration

Paris, the cosmopolitan capital of France, is, with 2.2 million people living in the dense (105 km²) central city and almost 12 million people living in the whole metropolitan area, one of the largest agglomerations in Europe. Located in the north of the country on the river Seine, Paris has the reputation of being the most beautiful and romantic of all cities, brimming with historic associations and remaining vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design. Dubbed the City of Light (la Ville Lumière) and Capital of Fashion, it is home to the world's finest and most luxurious fashion designers and cosmetics, such as Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint-Laurent, Guerlain, Lancôme, L'Oréal, Clarins, etc. A large part of the city, including the River Seine, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city has the second highest number of Michelin-restaurants in the world (after Tokyo) and contains numerous iconic landmarks, such as the world's most visited tourist site the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum, Moulin Rouge, Lido etc, making it the most popular tourist destination in the world with 45 million tourists annually.

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Nearest airport : CDG

Regular Economy fares in winter are about $700 (Icelandair) from New York City or you can make use of AAdvantage Economy Off-Peak awards for just 40,000 miles roundtrip.

A great way (among others) to accumulate the miles needed is via the Citibank American Airlines Mastercard.

Not sure how award tickets work? Read our guide.

Not sure how to apply for several credit cards to accumulate enough miles? Read our guide.

All pictures are from flickr.com from authors : Stephen, Walford Photography, go2bob, Omar.H Photography, Zeeyolq Photography, ppantos, '^_^ D.F.N. Damail ^_^' , zzapback, A.G. Photographe and MaPa53